The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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how to assess the contribution of single authors in large teams recommendations of the Life, Environment and Geosciences Committee of Science Europe.

Acknowledging Contributions in Bibliometric Analysis Current authorship-based evaluation schemes should require that multi-authored publications contain a description of individual contributions to the collaborative project. Evaluators could seek to adopt systems already used by some publishers of peer-reviewed journals. Researchers are requested to provide, upon submission of an article for publication, a detailed contribution list describing the authors’ involvement in the work. This list usually includes the following types of contribution: conceiving and designing the experiments, conducting the experiments, performing data analysis, developing analytic or modelling tools, writing the paper, discussing the paper, supplying reagents and materials, and providing financial support. Such in-depth assessment of individual contributions to authorship could become the norm in evaluation schemes and allow for a fair assessment of actual contributions.  Read More…


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